The global biomaterial market is broadly segmented into two categories, by type and by application. The global biomaterial market, by type, is broadly categorized into metals, ceramics, polymers, and natural biomaterials. The biomaterial applications market is broadly segmented into orthopedic, cardiovascular, neurological, dental, tissue engineering, wound healing, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, and other applications such as gastrointestinal, urinary, bariatric surgery, and drug delivery system. In 2012, the cardiovascular biomaterial segment contributed 34.5% to the global biomaterial market, followed by the orthopedic segment. Plastic surgery and woundhealing applications are expected to witness the highest growth in the coming years.